I love the fabric flower headbands that you see popping up now….but I am super picky about the way the flowers are rolled. I was determined to find a way to make them in a shabby chic style but with minimal sewing! Here’s my tutorial on how I make mine:
Fabri-Tac or other tacky fabric adhesive
Chenille Pipe Cleaners
I like to mix all different textures of fabrics….one of these flowers was a cotton gauze, one part of a upcycled golf shirt and another was some floral knit.
You can make ribbon “leaves” by twisting pieces of ribbon, secure with a pin, and add a dab of Fabri-Tac:
Once all of your flowers have had time to set, add a large amount of Fabri-Tac to the bottom of each flower but keeping about 1/4″ to 1/2″ away from the edge of the flower:
My favorite part? I like to “mash” all the flowers together for about a minute so that they don’t look too perfectly round and so that they form into one another. With the pipe cleaners inside and the Fabri-Tac they will retain some of this “mashed” shape once you let go: